I stand in front of a window of gray haze
that slowly clears to reveal the valley of Larung,
its survivors of the Buddhist shelters scattered.
Imperial heaven, this has nothing to do with the emperor.
By what authority do you deny a means to live?
The birds fly by, as if only for beauty.
And this beautiful scenery—who is it for?
Even if no one sees it, it will always be beautiful,
or become even more beautiful—
such a complete solitary beauty.
“These small shelters have all been demolished
All I have is this single death….” 
We open our mouths to speak,
but there is no one to hear,
what you hear is not what we told.
Those who get up and go to the Buddha Hall
drag long, long shadows
how can we hide this fearless heart?
August 22, 2017
(Translated by Ian Boyden)
Larung: The Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, is located in Sêrtar County, Garzê Prefecture, Sichuan Province. From last year, five thousand Buddhist houses have been torn down, several thousand monks and nuns have been expelled. The latest news is that the Party has given the Buddhist academy the following positions: a party committee secretary, deputy secretary of the party committee, party leadership secretary, deputy party leadership secretary, concurrent with the Buddhist college president, vice president, monastery management committee director, and deputy director.
 August 19, 2016, at the Pema Khandro Duling Nunnery of the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy the nun Tsering Dolma committed suicide. She left a note that read: “My heart is extremely sad. Those of us who study Buddhism do not have the freedom to practice our religion. These tiny shelters have been destroyed. All I have is this single death.”